We are founded on the fundamental principle that the written word is one of the most distinguishing characteristics of all human endeavors. Our aim is to expand and develop creative writing and professional opportunities for writers and to connect the state's writers with others in the literary community and the public at large.
BREAKING NEWS 11/11/2020
- The WV Writers Annual Writing Contests for 2021 are now accepting entries, as of January 4, 2021. The entry forms and instructions are online on our Contest Page. as are updated Frequently Asked Questions entries on our blog.
- Our organizational collection of essays on writing, Writerly Advice, Tips & Techniques from West Virginia Writers, has now been published by Headline Books. It is for sale on this very website via the FOLLOWING LINK. Writerly Advice offers tips, tricks, and inspiration for writers of all skill levels and genres. Whether you want to travel to the past with historical fiction, create compelling couples for romance, or saddle up for a western, experienced authors cover the unique aspects of each genre and the techniques common to all great writing. Take your verse to another level with advice from a panel of accomplished poets, each of whom draws from a unique personal background and style. These essays will help you find the courage to get started, inspire you to try writing a memoir or short play, and encourage you to make time for your creativity. It’s like having a writer’s conference at your fingertips!